Lockdown Service - 25th October 2020

Welcome to our Sunday readings and sermon.

Today we remember in the Church Crispin and Crispinian who were shoemakers and lived in the 3rd century. They were reputed to have preached the Christian faith in Gaul whilst exercising their trade and so, like St Paul earning his living as a tent-maker, were no drain on the Christian community. They were put to death for their faith in about 287 in Rome.

The service for All Saints Day next Sunday will be Morning Prayer at 11.00am

Remembrance Sunday is on the 8th November and our service will be held wholly outside so there will be no need to enter the Church. Therefore, it will be short and follow similar lines to what we do each year, congregating at 10.45 at the North Lychgate.

We read out the names of those who died from our community in the First World War, lay wreaths and then proceed to the main Lychgate for the remembrance of the 2nd World War and two minutes silence. Please wrap up well! Social distancing and masks will still be necessary and families of up to 6 can congregate together.

Sadly, we are not allowed to sing at the moment which may mean that we won’t be able to have a Carol Concert this year. Music and the choir play such and important parts in our worship and we are very grateful to our choir for all the musical support they give. It would be wonderful if others would consider joining, whatever age. Enjoying singing together with others is all it needs. In any case please give some thought to the choir in your prayers and to our organists Rachel and Jackie.

Also special thanks to Dilys and Ann who have agreed to continue as our churchwardens for another year. We will need to review the role of the warden in due course because at the moment they are doing too much for us.

We will be collecting now for the 100-club draw to be held on Sunday 20th December.


Our service transcript is below for anyone unable to attend.


St Wenefredes Lockdown Service 20201025
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